2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will Dallas Cowboys Pass Up CB for OT Tyron Smith?
Will Dallas Cowboys Switch Directions In 2011 NFL Mock Draft
Kiper: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
McShay: Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Banks: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Kirwan: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Rang: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
My take: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
A few weeks back it seemed inevitable that the Cowboys would pursue a new cornerback in the draft: Mike Jenkins struggled last season and Terence Newman could be a salary cap casualty this offseason.
"Amukamara should transition quickly, has shown the requisite speed for a top-10 pick at the position and has a really solid frame at 206 pounds," Kiper noted. "Any whispers that this guy could project better at safety are unfounded. He's a potential Pro Bowl corner."
Either way, they need to improve their pass defense and Rob Ryan would love to have another corner: remember, his defense in Cleveland last year had some nice growth with another rookie, Joe Haden, at corner.
McShay's pick of Tyron Smith is becoming more and more popular. Reports out there have the Cowboys in love with Smith and his athleticism, but there needs in the secondary are much more pressing. And don't be surprised if the club is looking to create a buzz so maybe someone will make them a nice offer to move up.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Da'Quan Bowers, DE |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT
3. Buffalo Bills: Nick Fairley, DT
4. Cincinnati Bengals: Patrick Peterson, CB
|17. New England Patiriots: Mike Pouncey, OG|
18. San Diego Chagers: Ryan Kerrigan, DE
19. New York Giants: Gabe Carimi, OT
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cameron Jordan,DE
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB |
6. Cleveland Browns: A.J. Green, WR
7. San Francisco 49ers: Robert Quinn, DE
8. Tennessee Titans: Tyron Smith, OT
|21. Kansans City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers, OLB|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT
23. Philadelphia Eagles: J.J. Watt, DE
24. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Heyward, DE
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara, CB |
10. Washington Redskins: Cam Newton, QB
11. Houston Texans: Von Miller, OLB
12. Minnesota Vikings: Jimmy Smith, CB
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Stephen Paea, DT|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Harris, CB
27. Atlanta Falcons: Justin Houston, OLB
28. New England Patriots: Adrian Clayborn, DE
|13. Detroit Lions: Nate Solder, OT |
14. St. Louis Rams: Julio Jones, WR
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram Jr., RB
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aldon Smith, DE/OLB
|29. Chicago Bears: Derek Sherrod, OT|
30. New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams, CB
32. Green Bay Packers: Jabaal Sheard, DE
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